Lake County Sheriff's House, 26%. South Shore Arts- Crown Point Branch. On cold or rainy days, try some of the things you can do in the interior of the city besides going shopping. Go bowling at The Super Bowl, right in front of Crown Brewing, or treat yourself to the best spa treatments at State of Mind Salon & Day Spa.
The preserved heart of this city is located around a courthouse that dates back to 1880, and the surrounding old brick storefronts contain family-run shops selling unique knick-knacks and gifts. In addition to the exquisite storefronts on the north, east and south sides of the square, visit the Lake County Criminal Court (c. The three towers arrived a little later, in 1908, and are topped with white finials and a flagpole. Today, the courthouse contains offices, a variety of stores, a restaurant, the chamber of commerce, a municipal court and a museum.
Led by a historian, you'll tour the sheriff's house, restored to its early 20th century splendor, learn about the inner workings of the prison and see the cell that once housed John Dillinger. Inside, you can thoroughly explore four rooms that resonate with 200 years of history. A preserved space here is the Office of the Secretary. In winter, there is another type of recreation, at a 14,500 square foot roller rink, with skate rentals and discounts available.
Downtown Crown Point's main public park is just one block from Courthouse Square. With a recreation center, spacious pavilion and amphitheater, Bulldog Park is an ideal location for community events in the city. Crown Point is located at the southern end of the longest off-road trail in northwestern Indiana and takes you to Hammond. At just over 17 miles long, the Erie Lackawanna Trail is located on the right-of-way of a former freight railroad that was once vital and closed in the 1980s.
This multi-purpose trail, which crosses six communities in Lake County, including four downtown districts, has been developed in phases since the mid-1990s and promises a light, family-friendly trip with a lot of interest in the route. On a normal market day there are more than 40 vendors offering freshly picked fruits and vegetables, herbs, plants, flowers, pickles, cheeses, crafts and an ever-changing variety of prepared foods. Opened in 1925, this prestigious public field is located less than a mile west of downtown Crown Point. There are two manageable par-4 here, and the bigger one comes as you approach some of the greens, which can be quite small.
The fairgrounds are open 365 days a year and hosts a variety of events and trade shows throughout the year. But the highlight of each year is, of course, the Lake County Fair, which dates back to 1852 and is held for ten days in early August. This is the second largest county fair in the state, with a packed schedule that includes a carnival area with more than 30 attractions, a free petting zoo, a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, agricultural exhibits, horse shows and monster trucks. That historic covered bridge at the fairgrounds deserves a closer look.
This structure was erected in 1878 on the Flatrock River, about 200 miles away in Milroy, Rush County. The bridge became obsolete during highway improvements in the 1930s, and a preservation effort led to the bridge being dismantled and taken to a ravine at the Lake County fairgrounds. A single-span burr arch frame, the bridge is 105 feet long, with an impressive ten-foot portal at each end. For decades, Crown Point was known as Marriage Mill, due to the rapid delivery of marriage licenses, and many famous people, such as Cassius Clay, Rudolph Valentino, Colleen Moore and Tom Mix, came to this same room to obtain their license.
In addition to these man-made attractions, Crown Point is surrounded by lush forests and bodies of water that nature lovers will enjoy. Every Thursday summer night, check out classic cars on the Crown Point cruiser car in Bulldog Park. The eclectic town of Crown Point hides surprises in every corner, making it an exciting place to visit with family and friends. If the sports facilities at Lemon Lake County Park aren't enough for you, visit the vast Crown Point sports complex.
If you visit Crown Point between May and October, take time to visit the museum located on the second floor of the Old Lake Courthouse. Its southern terminal is located at Crown Point, with a small park that marks the starting point of the greenway. Celebrate the 4th of July with the Crown Point hometown parade during the day and with a fantastic fireworks display at the Lake County Fairgrounds by. The resort also has a food stand, batting cages and a children's playground, while Crown Point Skate Park is a short walk away.
South of Crown Point is the sprawling Lake County Fairgrounds, which features beautiful brick display buildings, a historic grandstand, a fishing lake, a covered bridge, wooded hills and winding trails. Steeped in history and beautiful surroundings, Crown Point has a wealth of things to entertain the whole family. It later became known as Marriage Mill, as Crown Point did not require a waiting period for marriage licenses. The farmer's market is held here on Saturdays during the summer, and there are plenty of other events, from the free summer concert series to cruise nights and Taste of Crown Point in July, where you can sample the best of the city's food and drink scene.
Compact and easy to get around on foot, Crown Point has a beautiful city center with stunning architecture. Just southeast of Courthouse Square is a craft brewery that has revived a historic tradition in Crown Point. . .